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Hensington Gate

A Grade I Listed Building in Woodstock, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8459 / 51°50'45"N

Longitude: -1.3516 / 1°21'5"W

OS Eastings: 444763

OS Northings: 216567

OS Grid: SP447165

Mapcode National: GBR 7WJ.73H

Mapcode Global: VHCX6.JVBS

Entry Name: Hensington Gate

Listing Date: 27 August 1957

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368005

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252998

Location: Blenheim, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX20

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Blenheim

Built-Up Area: Woodstock

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text

8/16 Hensington Gate
Gateway. c.170b-10, by Nicholas Hawksmoor. Limestone ashlar. Frosted columns,
set on polygonal plinths, each support cornice and flat scrolls flanking 2-tier.
campanile-style superstructure crowned by vases of flowers carved by Grinling
Gibbons. Late C19 carriage gates. Cast-iron railings on low limestone walls
swept to meet terminal piers of banded rustication. The gatepiers originally
stood in the garden to the east of Blenheim Palace (q.v.) and were moved to
their present position in the 1770's.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p474; National Monuments Record; K. Downes:
Hawksmoor: 1959, pp75-82; Blenheim Park is included in the HBMC Register of
Parks and Gardens at Grade I)

Listing NGR: SP4476316567

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